Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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Wondrous Word Wednesday is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

Followings words are taken from The Lost Book of Salem by Katherine Howe

1) Simulacrum (page 52): The interior assembled around her out of the gloom, a perfect simulacrum of a first-period, pre-1700 house.....

  1. An image or representation.
  2. An unreal or vague semblance.
2) Obfuscations (page 113): ...(Liz) had a way of clearing aside her obfuscations to articulate what Connie herself was not able to say.

1. Mental confusion.

6 comments:

Sandra said...

So sorry you're under the weather Gautami.This sounds like a fascinating book, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. Just take care of your self for the time being. Everything else will wait for you.

bermudaonion said...

Simulacrum looks familiar to me, but I couldn't define it even when I saw how it was used. I have obfuscations most days! Thanks for participating!

carolsnotebook said...

Simulacrum is a new one for me.

Lisa notes... said...

Those are two big words. I sometimes wonder who makes them up, when their definitions seem so simple. ;-)

Margot said...

Was this book call The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane in the US? I'm familiar with the author and the subject of the book. Actually I am familiar with your new words too, but probably because it's the same book?

Hope you are starting to feel better.

Shannansbooks said...

I got 0/2 for you and don't foresee using them in the future. I have not heard of the book you are currently reading but it sounds very interesting I might have to look it up.